Providing any kind of support on safeguarding in sport, including educational and training resources and activities.


Associate trainer and consultant, UK Barnardo’s and Terre des Hommes, United Kingdom


My experience spreads over twenty years in Child Protection and Safeguarding vulnerable children and young people working for statutory agencies (Lincolnshire Children’s Services), national children’s charities (team manager at NSPCC, National Trainer and consultant at Barnardo’s) and international and regional humanitarian organisations  (Europe Safeguarding Adviser at Terre des hommes).

In 2008, I gained my Enabling Others qualification, awarded by Nottingham Trent University as part of completing the Post Qualifying Child Care Award, which inspired me to start delivering training courses combining theory and practice in the field of child safeguarding and child wellbeing. In 2011, the UK Chartered Management Institute (CMI) recognised my knowledge and skills in leading teams and awarded me the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Leadership, Management and Performance. In 2013, I completed a 2-year accreditation Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and I became the first VIG practitioner in Video Enhanced Reflective Pratice (VERP).

Since 2015, l led on eLearning modules on child safeguarding and wellbeing (e.g. UK Houses of Parliament, Terre des hommes Keeping Children Safe in Sports EU funded project) and I designed, planned and delivered trainings and facilitated learning and development events across Europe in courtiers such as England, Wales, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Greece, and Switzerland.

Main (personal/organisational) achievements in the field of safe sport

  • Planned, designed and facilitated UEFA one-day workshop (November 2018, Switzerland) and 3-day study groups scheme with all European national football federations (March 2019, Germany)
  • Key speaker on Child Safeguarding in Sport at Austrian National Football Federation Annual Conference (November 2019, Austria)
  • Planned, designed and facilitated Training of trainers in the framework of the EU funded project Keeping Children Safe in Sports sport clubs (5-day training, August – September 2020, Romania) and summer camp (4-day training, October 2020, Greece).
  • Consultation on the design and implementation of the Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures in Romania (2019 – 2021) culminating with being key speaker at the International Conference “Together for a child safe environment in sport” (February 2022) where I presented on Trauma Informed Practice in Sport.


Partner, Farrer & Co, United Kingdom


I am a practicing Barrister with over ten years of experience in safeguarding law built up while a tenant at Old Square Chambers. I am currently a Partner in the market leading Safeguarding Unit at London law firm Farrer & Co. My practice spans Employment, Education and child Safeguarding law.

I advise every type of sports club and their governing bodies in safeguarding matters. My clients include premiership football clubs and national sports governing bodies. I run a ‘safeguarding queries helpline’ for a major sports governing body, co-ordinating the firm’s advice on child protection, data protection and governance and I advise on key areas for example, peer on peer abuse and transgender inclusion.

I am recognised as a Next Generation Partner in the Legal 500 2022 guide and rated for my wealth of experience in discrimination and SEND litigation and advice on peer-on-peer abuse and gender-based violence matters.

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Claudia KOLLER

Secretary general, 100% Sport, Austria


My name is Claudia Koller. I am a sport scientist with an additional background in gender studies, intersectionality and change, and I am a trainer for the prevention of sexualised violence.

I am the Secretary general of 100% SPORT, the Austrian center for gender competence and SAFE SPORT. In my role as secretary general, I am responsible for the conceptualisation and development of national strategic actions and SAFE SPORT structures in Austria.

At European Level, I have been the national coordinator for two European Union-Council of Europe joint projects: ALL IN: Towards gender equality in sport (2018-2019) and Child Safeguarding in Sport (CSiS, 2020-2022).

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Kupakwashe Desmond MUKURUMBIRA

Head of Programs, Zimbabwe National Boxing and Wrestling Control Board, Zimbabwe


Kupakwashe Mukurumbira is Safeguarding in Sport Strategist, Speaker, Writer, Researcher, Trainer and Founder of Dominion Sport. He serves as an Advisory Board Member for UNICEF UK Initiative on Safeguarding Children in Sport, an Advisory Board Member for Safe Sport Africa, FIFA Guardian Independent Review Panel Member and FIFA Safeguarding Diploma Facilitator. He is the leading global non-academic safeguarding in sport writer with more than eighteen safeguarding in sport articles that are published on his blog and various sport websites and sport related blogs. He possesses unique insight and understanding of the global safeguarding in sport ecosystem.

Main (personal/organisational) achievements in the field of safe sport

  • The leading African Safeguarding in Sport Advocate and Writer  with more than eighteen safeguarding in sport articles that are published on SportDev.Org, the Sport Integrity Global Alliance,, Australia Sports Commission Sports Daily News, UEFA, Safe Sport Africa Blog and the Safeguarding Spectrum Blog.
  • Appointed Advisory Board Member for UNICEF UK Initiative on Safeguarding Children in Sport in 2016 and has contributed to spreading knowledge on the importance of safeguarding in sport in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Appointed Advisory Board Member for Safe Sport International in 2021 have contributed to the global fight against eliminating all forms of athlete abuse
  • Successfully trained over 360 Sport administrators on safe sport working with National, Regional, Continental and International Organizations in Sport
  • Appointed a FIFA Guardian Independent Review Panel Member and contributed to the development of the curriculum of the FIFA Safeguarding Diploma as well as facilitated training of hundred and twenty national football federations

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Francisco Javier ROMEO BIEDMA

Psychologist and consultant in Child Protection, Espirales Consultoría de Infancia, Spain


I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Spain (level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework, equivalent to a master’s degree) and a Certified Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist by The International Focusing Institute (New York). I also hold a degree in Linguistics, a master’s in the management of Educational Centres (MA-MBA) and I am licensed as a Social Educator.

With over twenty-one years of experience, I have worked as an educator in Morocco and Mauritania, as an intercultural mediator and clinical psychologist with at-risk youth in Spain, and as a consultant for public and private institutions in Spain, Europe, the Maghreb and Latin America.

I co-founded Espirales Consultoría de Infancia in 2009 and have since then been a consultant in child protection, affectivity and interpersonal communication. I have given training in Spanish, English, French and Moroccan Arabic.

Since 2017 I have been involved in projects whose aims are to improve the safeguarding and protection of children in sports, and in public and private institutions.

Main (personal/organisational) achievements in the field of safe sport

  • Elaborating the materials of the Campaign “Child Sexual Abuse Stays Offside” (in Spanish “El abuso sexual infantil queda fuera de juego” #abusofueradejuego), a campaign for the prevention and detection of child sexual abuse in sports coordinated by the Spanish High Council for Sports (Consejo Superior de Deportes) and Fundación Deporte Joven
  • Facilitating trainings on Child Protection in Sports for public administrations in Spain (the Spanish High Council for Sports, the Andalusian Institute for Sports…), private organisations and NGOs (UNICEF Spain and others) 
  • Providing consultancy services to private sports organisations to improve their Child Protection policies, including tailored training, assessment of their policies and improving or elaborating Child Protection tools.

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Chair, Safe Sport International, United Kingdom


I am a qualified and registered social worker, since 1982. I had over 20 years' local authority child protection services experience as a practitioner, principal training officer and child protection co-ordinator in London. This involved direct work with children who experienced all forms of abuse, chairing child protection conferences, quality assurance and being the council’s representative on multi-agency public protection forums to manage sexual and violent offenders in the community. I am the former Director of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) which provides safeguarding and child protection support and quality assurance to over 200 national governing bodies of sport and sports partnerships in the UK.

Since 2018, I have been chair of Safe Sport International (SSI), the UK based international charity which aims to prevent all forms of non-accidental violence against athletes. I represent SSI on a range of international fora including the Centre for Sport and Human Rights Advisory Council and FIFA's expert safeguarding group. I have written extensively on violence against children and adults in sport and have presented at many international conferences and events over the past 20 years. I am one of the three programme directors for the new IOC Safeguarding Officer certificate course. I teach about safeguarding in sport on the MAISI course at the University of Leuven.

Main (personal / organisational) achievements in the field of safe sport

  • Co-ordinating global conferences for safe sport - through the establishment of the Safe Sport International conferences as the 'go to' events for knowledge sharing about safe sport - which centre the athlete voice. Collaborating with experts to create internationally recognised training resources such as 'I-Protect in Sport'
  • SSI establishing its research committee of global experts providing internationally recognised outputs
  • Supporting the inclusion and centring of athlete voices in practice through education, training research and network building
  • Collaborations with key organisations - Founding member and Advisory Group chair of the International Safeguards for Children in Sport group which has developed International Safeguards and guidance following successful pilots with over 50 organisations globally and which was recognised for its work as Winner of the UNICEF UK International Safeguarding in Sport Award 2016 at the Beyond Sport Summit for the work of the CPSU
  • Adapting the International Safeguards to create a template for developing whole country Child Safeguarding in Sport road maps for the CSiS Council of Europe project 2020-2022 

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